To: Department for Transport

Driver Awareness courses should include Cycle Awareness

Driver Awareness courses should include Cycle Awareness

Advice should be given to drivers on how to drive safely in the vicinity of cyclists.

Why is this important?

2018 records show that 99 cyclists were killed and 4106 seriously injured.
From personal experience, many drivers, including while on speed awareness courses often express hostility towards cyclists. Given the vulnerable position of cyclists to vehicles, driver hostility is irrational and potentially life threating for cyclists.
Educating drivers is more important than increasing punishment.